Wawa stores throughout southern New Jersey are going through an “Extreme Coffee Makeover,” trading out glass coffee pots for new insulated dispensers with the intent of making producing a fresher brew that saves energy and reduces waste, Press of Atlantic City Media Group reported.
The change comes after a chain-wide price increase that boosted the price of a cup of coffee at Wawa by four cents at the end of August.
The coffee varieties, size of the coffee station and staffing at the stores will remain the same during the makeover. The new containers are expected to hold heat better and make dispensing the coffee easier compared to the glass pots that are heated on burners.
Wawas outside the area began making the switch to insulated dispensers in January, with about 380 of the 576 stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia now converted to using the new system. The company’s CEO, Howard Stoeckel, is scheduled to hold a ceremonial changeover at the Main Road location in Vineland at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The rest of the Wawa stores in southern New Jersey should see the coffee stations change within 30 days, and the entire chain is expected to have made the switch by Dec. 10.